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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PTI rally causes loss of two lives ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Talal Chaudhry Saturday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rally had caused loss of two lives and its organizers were responsible for it.Talking to a private news channel, he said people were suffering due PTI rally and their routine life had been disturbed.He termed PTI rally aimed to get power and not for accountability.He said popularity of political leadership could only be judged through elections and not by holding such rallies.Talal said PML-N leadership was most popular among the masses as it was manifested in recent by-elections held in Vehari and Jhelum.PML-N MNA said all security measures for the rally were taken after consultation of PTI leadership in view of recent terrorist incidents in Quetta and Mardan.He said we had tried to convince PTI to change route of their rally so that local people were not disturbed in routine life but they did not agree.Copyright ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP issues notices to political parties for not submitting statement of accounts ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to 325 defying political parties, who failed to submit their statement of accounts till last date August 29, 2016. According to official sources, 325 political parties including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F), Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) have not yet submitted their statement of accounts.Only eight registered political parties including Awami National ...

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Politics of protest, agitation damage country: Shehbaz LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that politics of agitation had made a serious dent to the country as those doing negative politics neither wanted national development nor people's prosperity.Talking to a PML-N delegation, he said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz always did politics of values. He said people were politically conscious and they knew who was serving them and who was carrying out politics of disintegration.The Chief Minister said as the ...

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PS1 27: Electioneering to end 48 hours before polling day: ECP ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that election campaign in PS 127 Karachi XXXIX would come to an end 48 hours before the polling day.After the midnight of September 6 and 7 all public meetings and political campaign, including on electronic and print media, must come to a halt, the ECP said.The candidates violating deadline will have to rigorous imprisonment for a term, may be extended six month or with fine up ...

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CPEC to change destiny of nation: Zahid Hamid SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Law and Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that the grand project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will change the destiny of Pakistan, besides providing new opportunities of socio-economic and human development in Pakistan. He stated this while addressing the party workers and notables after inaugurating his liaison office at Oora village near Sialkot here Saturday. Federal Minister said that the CPEC project would also bring a revolution of prosperity in ...

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PM inaugurates 40 MW coal power project in Faisalabad FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday inaugurated 40 megawatts (MW), coal fired power project at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd (SCIL) here.The prime minister was accompanied by Governor Punjab Malik Rafiq Rajwana, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali.The 40 MW coal power plant at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd is the largest of its ...

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ECP announces schedule for bye-election in Shikarpur on Oct 8 ISLAMABAD: Bye-election on vacant seat of PS-II Shikarpur-1 of the Sindh provincial assembly will be held on October 8.The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday announced schedule for holding of bye-election in Shikarpur to elect a member on a vacant seat of Sindh provincial assembly.The seat fell vacant due to resignation tendered by member of provincial assembly Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh.According to programme issued by Election Commission of Pakistan, candidates can file nomination papers with the ...